In the Cobb County Purchasing Department, a new Coordinator of Insurance Services will be paid an estimated $101,814 - $63,016 in salary and $38,798 in fringe benefits. (AJC file photo)

Cobb establishes insurance coordinator position

A new Coordinator of Insurance Services position has been established by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

The person will be paid an estimated $101,814 with an estimated salary of $63,016 and fringe benefits of $38,798 in the Purchasing Department effective retroactively to March 1.

The 5-0 decision was made on March 12 by the commissioners.

Funding for this first year will be paid from the undesignated contingency within the General Fund but reimbursed from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) at year’s end.

Each year the 2016 SPLOST Fund will reimburse the General Fund for costs of this position.

The Purchasing Department recommended the establishment of this coordinator position to assist county staff in the evaluation and review of contracts and insurance documents, according to a March 12 memo by Support Services Agency Director Eddie Canon and Purchasing Director Joe Tommie.

The coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to evaluate county contracts to assess potential risk issues in the contracting process and minimize risks to the county.

More responsibilities will include reviewing project requirements and bid specifications to determine the appropriate insurance requirements needed to adequately protect the county, reviewing insurance documents and renewal information from contractors to determine compliance with county insurance requirements and communicating with contractors’ insurance representatives(s) to clarify insurance requirements.

This position will require insurance underwriting experience.

The coordinator will work closely with the Contracts Management coordinator to ensure that all insurance documents are properly maintained in the Countywide Contract Management repository.

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